While doing some research into how the ODP program works, I thought I would bring it up on here and get opinions on how we should change or if we should change it all. Here is my opinion: I think the system needs to undergo major changes. Now whether we have the funding or enough quality coaches for my system. Anyway, my proposal, which is of course up for debate. We slowly branch the system out to where every kid has a chance to train at an elite system like Brandenton. First we develop regional training centers. The south will continue to train at Bradenton. Out west, they will train at the new LA Galaxy facillity. We could develop something in the Midwest at say, St. Louis. Maybe one in Texas at Austin and maybe one in the Northeast in maybe Boston or New York. These regional centers would serve the same capacity as Bradenton. The top players from each region would come to train there under elite coachig staffs. The next step would be to develop state centers. I think it should be left up to the indivdual state to fund these, with some help from the USSF. The problem would be finding so many quality coaching staffs. These centers would have to be first-class, like Brandeton. The top players from the state stay and train there. As you can see, It is built on the current system. Now sure, it would have many disadvantges both on and off the pitch. It would elimante the "my club coach wont let me tryout for ODP," becuase you wont be playing form him anymore. Your thoughts?